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A larger lamp watches while a smaller, younger lamp plays exuberantly with a ball but doesn't pick up the knack of correct handling.

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John Lasseter

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A larger lamp watches while a smaller, younger lamp plays exuberantly with a ball but doesn't pick up the knack of correct handling.

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Release Date:

10 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die kleine Lampe See more »

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Pixar Animation Studios See more »
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The reason why the short film has a pitch black background is because Pixar didn't have the hardware to make proper backgrounds. See more »

Crazy Credits

Featured at the beginning of the re-released version: "In 1986 Pixar Animation Studios produced its first film. This is why we have a hopping lamp in our logo." See more »

Alternate Versions

A later release has additional captions before the opening title: "In 1986 Pixar Animation Studios produced its first film. This is why we have a hopping lamp in our logo." See more »

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Spoofed in Lava Jr. (1990) See more »

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The one that started it all...
11 February 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I am a big fan of Pixar, finding their films and short films wonderfully animated, very entertaining with many touching moments and endearing characters. Luxo Jnr is the one that started it all off. Is it their very best Pixar short film? Not quite for me, I am more partial to Presto and Geri's Game. And I do prefer the feature film it is shown with Toy Story 2. However, for its time, and now even it is historically important for its influence not just to Pixar but also computer animation. The animation is vibrant and beautiful and done with character, nothing dated about it at all. I was especially taken with how much detail there was in the character designs. Luxo Jnr is not laugh out loud hilarious like Presto but it is still amusing, and it manages to warm the heart and charm the viewer even in such a short duration time. Luxo is one of Pixar's most endearing titular characters, the others being Geri and WALL-E. All in all, a great start for Pixar, perhaps they may have done better things since, but Luxo Jnr is not one to forget. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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